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ENPO declares non-cooperation to Indian military

Nagaland News

DIMAPUR, DECEMBER 14: To protest the gruesome killings of 14 civilians at Mon District, the Eastern Nagaland People’s Organisation (ENPO) has announced non-cooperation to the Indian security forces.
A press release informed that this was decided during a joint consultative meeting of all Eastern Nagaland civil societies initiated by the ENPO at Longleng Town on Tuesday.
It stated that the non-cooperation would be in the form of abstaining from any national celebrations, or such activities, non-participation in Army civic programmes; non-attendance to any of their official invitations, and prohibition of any recruitment drive within Eastern Nagaland area.
This non-cooperation would continue until their demands are fulfilled and justice delivered to the victims’ families, it informed.
The demands include: the Indian security forces involved in killings of 14 civilians on December 4 and 5 in Mon district should be booked under relevant law of the country and brought under civil court for trial, the statement of Union Home Minister Amit Shah in the Indian Parliament, where he had stated that the security forces fired in self-defence, should be withdrawn, and Government of India should revoke the Arm Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA), 1958 from the Northeast.
The Organization resolved to hold a public rally in all the tribal headquarters on December 16.
It also resolved to declare December 4 and 5 as Black Days in the ENPO jurisdiction and to write to the State Government to immediately set up the Nagaland State Human Rights Commission.
(Page News Service)